Nitrocellulose lacquer has been used on guitars since the fifties and sixties because of its excellent characteristics. Forming a very thin layer it allows the wood to resonate freely with little restraint. It can be spot repaired easily and when buffed, shows a beautiful shine. Finally, the way this lacquer ages (cracking, yellowing, checking) adds to the character of the instrument.
400 ml per can (Each can will provide 6-8 coats of a guitar body depending on how liberal each coat is)
**A few coats of clear nitro over the top of all colours is recommended for protection and a deeper shine.
Aerosols provide approximately 1.2sq m of coverage each. One can is usually sufficient for most guitar bodies. We recommend 2 for basses.
i. (Optional) Grain Fill Wood
ii. Sand to 320 Grit
1. Apply Cellulose Sanding Sealer Primer (3-4 coats). Usually grey primer is used for darker colours and white for lighter colours.
Sand to 600 Grit
ii. Metallic Cellulose Guitar Paint (2-3 coats)
D. Top coat of Clear Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer (3-4 coats)
If buying multiple cans please inquire for postage and lead time as I don’t have all the colours in stock and may need to order what you require.
Note* Postal regulations prohibit shipping aerosol cans outside of Ireland. This item must ship by ground freight only.